1. Cops and the Cash They Confiscate

    Sep 7, 2014 … forfeiture laws. Here are a few of the findings from the Post investigation: There have been 61,998 cash ... 1992, Cato published “ American Forfeiture Law: When Property Owners Meet the Prosecutor.”  In 1995, ... Henry Hyde (R-IL).  In 1999, Cato held a conference titled, “ Forfeiture Reform: Now, or Never?   More ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/…they-confiscate

  2. State Thugs and the Purpose of Government

    Aug 9, 2013 … August 9, 2013- 12:04pm This New Yorker article makes the blood boil. Civil forfeiture, a system ... [A]n initiative targeted gay men for forfeiture, under Detroit’s “annoying persons” ordinance. Before ... connotations, and then, citing “nuisance abatement,” seize their vehicles. Civil forfeiture amounts, in many ...

    http://www.libertarianism.org/bl…pose-government

  3. The Fifth and Sixth Amendments Protect the Right to Counsel of Choice During Criminal Trials

    Jul 1, 2013 … increasingly using a procedure called “asset forfeiture”—which freezes assets suspected of being tied to ... accompanied by asset forfeiture orders restraining the Kaleys’ money. Because they had been indicted, the ... adversarial hearing is required in which defendants can challenge the indictment used to support forfeiture ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/fifth-sixth-amendments-p…criminal-trials

  4. Philadelphia’s Civil Asset Forfeiture ‘Machine’

    Sep 8, 2014 … The city is in a class by itself in the world of civil asset forfeiture, says Institute for Justice ...

    http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast…feiture-machine

  5. Robert A. Levy discusses the Supreme Court and civil asset forfeiture on The Bob Harden Show

    Sep 3, 2014 … September 3, 2014 Constitutional Studies, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Police Tactics and Misconduct & Property Rights Robert A. Levy English ...

    http://www.cato.org/multimedia/media-highlights-radio/robe…-forfeiture-bob

  6. Make Civil Asset Forfeiture History

    Jul 30, 2014 … July 30, 2014 Civil asset forfeiture turns “innocent until proven guilty” on its head. It rewards ...

    http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-pod…feiture-history

  7. Radley Balko participates in the panel, “Arresting Your Cash: How Civil Forfeiture Turns Police Into Profiteers,” at The Heritage Foundation

    Jul 30, 2014 … July 30, 2014 Radley Balko English ...

    http://www.cato.org/multimedia/media-highlights-tv/radley-…ivil-forfeiture

  8. Abusive Civil Asset-Forfeiture Laws

    Apr 14, 2014 … asset-forfeiture laws, no such proof is required — and, as a result, many innocent people have had their property ... forfeiture law features an appalling lack of due process: It empowers the government to seize private ... Originally, the civil forfeiture laws were passed to make it easier for the government to stop drug ...

    http://www.cato.org/publications/commen…forfeiture-laws

  9. Feds Take in Billions with Forfeiture Powers

    Aug 22, 2011 … assets from people who have not been convicted of a crime.  It’s called “ civil asset forfeiture ... convicted criminals as well as people never charged with a crime. Last year, forfeiture programs confiscated ... doubling in five years, Justice Department statistics show. The expansion of forfeiture powers is part of ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/feds-…rfeiture-powers

  10. Civil Forfeiture vs. Truth and Justice

    Mar 30, 2011 … Caleb O. Brown Civil asset forfeiture strikes at the heart of property rights. Authorities simply ... forfeiture, Institute for Justice, isaac reese, policing for profit, truth and justice ...

    http://www.cato.org/blog/civi…s-truth-justice

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